For many years, you’ve been battling sleepless nights and daytime fatigue. It’s been so long that you’ve forgotten how a good night’s sleep feels like. At one point, you’ve probably said to yourself, “this is how I’m going to live for the rest of my life.” Unfortunately, you could be having undiagnosed sleep apnea, and if you don’t take action now, it could lead to a host of other health complications down the road.
Have you been spending your nights twisting and turning in bed? Has your bed partner complained of your incessant snoring at night? The culprit could be sleep apnea, but the good news is that you can get sleep apnea treatment at Meredith Levine, DDS, Inc. in Century City, California.
Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder that interrupts your breathing while you sleep. This condition comes in three forms, with the most common one being obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type occurs when your throat muscles relax too much, obstructing your breathing when sleeping. While the breathing stoppages last for a few seconds, the episodes can occur hundreds of times each night!
Most people assume that sleep apnea is just another snoring problem. Regrettably, sleep apnea is more than just snoring. If left untreated, this condition can result in various health problems, including:
Don’t wait for sleep apnea to wreak havoc on your health when you can get treatment at our dental practice. With our treatment, you can have restful nights again and deter sleep apnea complications.
Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
While your partner may have expressed concerns about your snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms, it’s paramount to see a sleep apnea specialist for a proper diagnosis.
Although there is no cure for sleep apnea, this condition can be managed, enabling you to sleep better at night. One of the most common treatments is CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). Unfortunately, a lot of patients dislike the CPAP machine because of its loudness, and many often feel claustrophobic with the mask that needs to be worn while sleeping. In short, treatment with CPAP tends to be uncomfortable and cumbersome.
But does that mean it’s the end of the road for patients who can’t tolerate CPAP? Absolutely not. Dr. Meredith Levine recommends oral appliance therapy to keep sleep apnea at bay. A sleep apnea oral device works similarly to a mouthguard — it repositions your jaws and tongue, keeping your airway open and unobstructed as you sleep.
Are you ready to win the battle against sleep apnea? If so, please dial (424) 358-3811 to book an appointment with Meredith Levine, DDS, Inc. We offer comfortable oral appliances so that you can bid goodbye to sleep deprivation and say hello to well-rested nights once more.